The greatest challenge facing China's new leaders, says J. Michael Evans of Goldman Sachs, is civil unrest spurred by income inequality in a growing economy.
Three uniformed women take a break by a fountain in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 25, 2012. (Matt Paish 2012/Flickr)
Figuring out how to transfer power at the top in the absence of an open and legitimate leadership selection process is China's biggest political challenge.
Following two young girls, filmmaker Todd Kellstein uncovers the world of underground child boxing in Thailand.
A man holds up decorative oil lamps at a shop ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India on November 6, 2012. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: the aftermath of this past weekend's earthquake in northern Myanmar, which brought down a bridge, damaged a Buddhist pagoda, and claimed several lives.
An elephant charges to protect its land in the Kabini Forest in Nagarle, Karnataka, Indonesia on May 30, 2012. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord discusses the "perils of prediction" when it comes to China's leadership.
The latest winner of Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award says that in Asia, water has gone from being just an environmental issue to being a strategic issue.
Asia Society Senior Advisor Junjie Zhang argues that addressing China's pollution and environmental degradation problems must be at the top of Xi Jinping's agenda.